Sideswipe Car Accidents in Virginia
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a sideswipe
accident is defined as a collision in which the sides of both vehicles
sustain damage. This type of car accident, however, can result in one
or both drivers losing complete control of their vehicles, as well as
serious injuries and even death.
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justice they deserve in Virginia. With
over 40 years of combined experience under our belts, our
Richmond car accident attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of state driving laws and know how
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most favorable outcome possible. Let us protect your rights while you
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Causes of Sideswipe Collisions
The majority of sideswipe crashes occur when two vehicles, traveling parallel
to each other in either the same or opposite direction, strike the side-portion
of each other’s vehicle. Additionally, this type of accident can
happen at intersections or in any other turn-related situation.
Sideswipe collisions are typically associated with an intentional or unintentional
lane departure. Sideswipes caused by intentional lane departure commonly
occur when a driver, while trying to change lanes, fails to notice the
presence of another vehicle. While common causes include blind spots,
sun glares, or inclement weather, there are other cases in which intentional
lane departure involves reckless driving and deliberate, aggressive actions
by the motorist.
Sideswipe collisions caused by unintentional lane departure often happen due to
driver fatigue, or
alcohol or drug impairment. Also, corrective attempts taken to avoid roadway obstructions or imminent
collision commonly lead to sideswipe crashes.
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If you were injured or experienced the wrongful death of a loved one that was killed in a
sideswipe accident in Virginia, our Richmond car accident lawyers are
ready to fight for you. We can investigate the accident and gather crucial
evidence necessary to build an effective and personalized legal strategy
for you and your case.
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